Cole Harbour Bel Ayr Minor Hockey Association
Registration Guidance 2014 – 2015
Online registration this year will start July 26th, 2014.
Base registration is dependent upon the age of the player, and is $250 for Feathers, $300 for IP, $560 for Novice, $600 for Atom thru Midget, and $475 for Minor Junior. Players will not be permitted on the ice until their payments have been received.
As was the case last year, CHBA is providing an online payment option. Everyone will still register through the Hockey Canada site and if you are paying by cheque or money order then you will not notice any difference in registration from previous years (see FAQ 4 below). Should you wish to pay online (which includes paying by credit card), just select Other when given the payment options. The registration process will end soon afterwards, and then you may use your own PayPal account to send money to email@example.com. Please note that CHBA will be paying all credit card fees, so our preferred method of payment is by cheque.
Some quick points:
- If this is a first time registration, confirm that you live within the CHBA boundaries by going to the map found here;:
- New this year: From Atom to Midget, there will only be one choice for tryouts. For example, Peewee players will no longer choose between AAA/AA and A/B tryouts, but instead everyone wanting to play competitive hockey will start tryouts together;
- Players trying out for High School, Major Bantam or Major Midget must indicate this on their registration form (note FAQ 6 below) or your payment will be processed;
- All Bantam and Midget players must have the Checking Clinic if they are hoping to play at the AA/A level. Registration for the clinic will close on August 28th;
- Registration for Conditioning Camp will be closed on August 28th, and for Tryouts on September 1st;
- If you have a child just starting hockey, even if it is not your first, you must take the online Respect in Sport Parent Program (note FAQ 11 below);
- Registration cheques are to be made out to CHBA Minor Hockey; and
- Remember if you are not paying online to drop off your payment and the registration receipt in the grey Cole Harbour Hockey mailbox only.
The Hockey Canada registration site is at https://registration.hockeycanada.ca/registration/?ID=2334
Questions may be directed to Mike Hambley at firstname.lastname@example.org
. But please read the questions below first!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. My e-mail address has changed since last year. How do I log on the Hockey Canada site?
- My e-mail address has changed since last year. How do I log on the Hockey Canada site?
- I am using the e-mail address and password that I used last year, but still can’t log on. What should I do?
- We just moved into the CHBA area, and the website isn’t letting us register. Do we need a release from our old association?
- I am not paying online, so how and when do I pay?
- Any difference for Female Hockey?
- What if my child is also trying out for another team and may not try out with CHBA?
- What is the 50/50 fee of $40?
- Why do I not see my 50/50 rebate from last year?
- Does it make any difference if I am registering more than one child?
- The groups for Conditioning Camp and Tryouts have been posted, but my child’s name isn’t listed. Who should I contact to sort it out?
- My child is just starting hockey. What gear do I need? What group will we be in? Do you know when our ice times will be? And what is this Respect in Sport Parent Program?
- Under what circumstances can I get a refund?
We use e-mail addresses as user names to log on, but the addresses don’t have to be active. Log on just as you did last year, and then select My Account at the top right to change to your new e-mail address.
2. I am using the e-mail address and password that I used last year, but still can’t log on. What should I do?
First, ensure you are logging on from the link that is listed in the guidance above. Do not log in from the CHBA homepage! If that still doesn’t work, e-mail the registrar at email@example.com
and he can confirm your username and or reset the password.
3. We just moved into the CHBA area, and the website isn’t letting us register. Do we need a release from our old association?
No, though you do need to be transferred. Just e-mail the registrar with your child’s name, date of birth, and new address. He will initiate the transfer process, and let you know when it comes through.
4. I am not paying online, so how and when do I pay?
After you complete your online registration, the system will produce an acknowledgement for each player registered. You must print out a copy of the receipt.
Then drop off the receipt and your payment (cheque or money order) into the grey Cole Harbour Hockey mailbox in Scotia One. Please do not mail it, nor leave it with the CHBA Executive when you pick up your 50/50 tickets.
Cheques and money orders are made payable to CHBA Minor Hockey
. There will be a $25 NSF fee for cheques that do not go through.
No cash will be accepted.
5. Any difference for Female Hockey?
If your daughter is registering for Female Atom, Peewee Female A, Bantam Female A, or Midget Female A, please make two payments: one for tryouts, and the other for all other fees (base registration, 50/50 tickets, and Conditioning Camp if desired). Historically there are not always enough players at those levels to require tryouts – if that is the case for your particular team, your tryout payment will not be processed.
If you pay online then you will only be making one payment. If you do not end up having to do tryouts, CHBA will refund that portion of your total, less the 2.99% and $0.65 charged by PayPal. This refund may not be before the end of September.
If you are registering for Female AA, you can make just one payment.
6. What if my child is also trying out for another team and might not try out with CHBA?
If your child is trying out for High School, Major Bantam, or Major Midget, you can register him/her with CHBA anyway, but indicate this on your receipt. If he/she will be attending Conditioning Camp, you will make two payments. The first will be for $50.00 for the Conditioning Camp fee, with the second payment to include all other fees (base registration, tryouts, and 50/50 tickets). If you write on your receipt that your child is attending another tryout, your second payment will not
be processed unless your child ends up attending a CHBA tryout. However, if there is no such indication then your payment will be processed right away.
If you pay online then you will only be making one payment. If you do not end up on a CHBA team then CHBA will refund the registration, tryouts, and 50/50 tickets, less the 2.99% and $0.65 charged by PayPal. This refund may not be before the end of September.
7. What is the 50/50 fee of $40?
This is for your 40 initial 50/50 tickets when you register. The tickets will be issued to all players, and are non-refundable/non-transferable. The 50/50 discounts from last year will be taken off this year’s registration automatically. Tickets may be picked up in the Hockey Office at Cole Harbour Place as announced on the CHBA website.
Note that you cannot get your tickets until you have registered.
If you have any questions regarding the 50/50 lotto, contact Cathy Pollock by phone at 435-1650 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Also, we are looking for 50/50 lotto volunteers to help out for a few hours a month on Sundays to help collect and count money for our draws, so if interested, please contact Cathy.
8. Why do I not see my 50/50 rebate from last year?
It could be one of two reasons. You may have two usernames for registering, which you shouldn’t, and the rebate cannot pass from one to the other. Alternately, it may just be a simple typo in the 50/50 records. Let the Registrar know, and he will investigate the first reason. If that doesn’t appear to be the solution, he will contact the 50/50 Coordinator on your behalf.
9. Does it make any difference if I am registering more than one child?
If you have more than one child you may register them at the same time, but you will get only one receipt. If you prefer separate receipts for each child, register them separately (that is, register one, print the receipt, exit back to your home page, and register the next).
For families with three or more players, please use the family deduction on the youngest child’s application. However, if one of the children is trying out for a High School, Major Bantam, or Major Midget team, the deduction is used on that player’s Registration form (because if he/she makes that team then you may no longer have three children playing for CHBA, and the deduction would not apply).
10. The groups for Conditioning Camp and Tryouts have been posted, but my child’s name isn’t listed or I didn’t get a tryout code. Whom should I contact to sort it out?
First, log on to the registration site and check your receipt – if the Conditioning Camp or Tryouts aren’t listed there, you forgot to select them when you registered. If they are there then it is likely a simple typo on our part. Once you have confirmed which is the case then you can contact the Ice Scheduler, Paul Cox, at email@example.com
for Conditioning Camp or the Rep Coordinator, Logan Delaney, at firstname.lastname@example.org
11. My child is just starting hockey. What gear do I need? What group will we be in? Do you know when our ice times will be? And what is this Respect in Sport Parent Program?
Those first three questions would be best asked of Jeff Stobo, the Coordinator of Feathers, IP and Novice programs. You can e-mail him at email@example.com
. Additionally, there will be an information session scheduled for parents who are new to hockey, so please keep an eye on the CHBA website for that announcement in September.
As for the Respect in Sport Parent Program, it is an online course run by Hockey Canada (through Hockey Nova Scotia). All parents of newly registered players regardless of level must take the Respect in Sport Parent Program
at a cost of $12 per family (to be covered by the parents, not CHBA). If you completed it within the last two years for another child then you may add the course to the new player’s profile. The link for the course may be found at http://www.hockeynovascotia.ca/hns_11618.html
. Any questions should be directed to our Executive Assistant, Mike Langille, at firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Under what circumstances can I get a refund?
First, the Conditioning Camp and Tryouts portions of your payment are non-refundable. Considerable work goes into organising and running these, and should you register for them then we consider that a commitment that your child will attend.
For similar reasons, Checking Clinic will not be refundable if we are notified within five days of the clinic that your player took a course elsewhere.
As for registration as a whole, no portion of the registration will be refunded after Dec 31st
. Before that date, if your son/daughter stops playing hockey, your refund will be prorated based on the time already played. Should your son/daughter stop playing due to an injury, an injury report must be submitted before a refund will be considered.
Note that even a prorated refund will not apply to the entire amount, as there are certain expenses (e.g. insurance) that are paid by CHBA up-front and therefore cannot be returned.